I have to admit, I've been pretty discouraged lately. Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) and Adrenal Fatigue will do that! But the reminder today that I have maintained for 5 years helped me look at the big picture.
In the past 5 year... Read more
October has been very busy. I realized I haven't posted a blog since the end of September! Can't believe it is November already!
At the beginning of September, my 14yo dd was injured at soccer practice and has a concussion. She is still out... Read more
Dr visit after 3 months mostly allergen-free went well. She added some meds that I didn't want to take. Tried the niacin once, but experienced extreme flushing so I didn't take it again! School has been extremely stressful, but I am trying to ge... Read more
In June, I signed up for an online 1,000,000 step challenge. It was simple: walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to reach 1,000,000 steps. I started off fine, 12,000 to low teens daily. Then I decided to see where I could go. My high for one day... Read more
Just realized I haven't posted a blog entry in a while! Lots of travelling over the summer, then back to school last week (as a teacher, I've been back about 3 weeks, but last week was students' first week back)
Eating has been pretty good ... Read more
The Daily question in the 5% challenge today was to tell your weight story. Thought I'd also blog it. This is just the basic weight gain, nothing detailing the outlying factors such as stress, depression, and relationships that may have encourag... Read more
As always, a lot going on.
My son will be 19 tomorrow! What?! 19 years ago, I was at the hospital awaiting his arrival (1 week late, I might add!)
Tomorrow, our foreign exchange student, Anna, will be leaving. Her parents arrived via... Read more
This has been a month of changes for my children. And a month of emotional ups and downs for all of us!
My youngest daughter begged not to have to go her last few days of 6th grade. The kids were mean to her and she just really didn't want ... Read more
I've read several blogs this morning that have gotten me thinking about a variety of different things.
Diet/Healthy eating: I've maintained for years that I am not on a diet. I try to make sure that my diet consists of foods that will nour... Read more
Not sure what is up with me lately. I can't seem to stop eating bananas. I find myself eating several each day, even sneaking and eating them in the kitchen while my family is in the other room! Ok, really, bananas aren't bad for me, but too muc... Read more
For anyone looking for extra motivation this summer, the 5% challenge is a great team for support and challenges!
www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ark/groups_individual.asp? gid=63123
Within the challenge team, members are plac... Read more
I'm a few days late, but 5 years ago, on May 16, 2009, I joined SparkPeople. I had just graduated from college. I had just finished student teaching, during which time I gained 10 pounds and built the greatest mommy guilt ever by sending my 1st ... Read more
I've been doing very well lately. No wheat, avoid soy and corn as much as possible. Today, I woke up exhausted, drained, and wishing I could just go back to sleep. TOM arrived yesterday and hit me hard today. I looked at my sleep tracker on my f... Read more
Wow, I can't believe it is March already! With all the cold weather and snow, we just got through our first full week of school since Christmas break. With make-up days taking our workdays in March, it is going to be a very long month if I let i... Read more